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Funded Projects

Odongo, Nicanor Obiero

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof Dr. Ramona Teuber / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Irmgard Jordan

Topic: Vulnerable urban and rural food environments and consumer perception of safe and nutritious food: a cross-sectional study in Kenya
Country of operation: Germany
Nationality: Kenyan

Schäfer, Robert

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Regina Birner / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Eric Kahn

Topic: Securing coffee's future through breeding innovaton? - An analysis of Ugandan and Colombian coffee seed systems
Country of operation: Uganda, Colombia
Nationality: German

Tophof, Franz Benedikt

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Gattinger / ILRI, Prof. Dr. Anthony Whitbread and WWF, Dr. William Nelson

Topic: Harnessing Diversity: The Impact of Local Markets on Promoting Diverse Foods and Dietary Diversity
Country of operation: Kenya
Nationality: German

McKinney, Sierra Quinn

Technical University of Munich, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mutez / IRRI, Dr. Amelia Henry

Topic: Drought response mechanisms of Oryza sativa L.: investigating root hair densities and root xylem embolism
Country of operation: Philippines
Nationality: Canadian

Koyyada, Dayasagar

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIP, Dr. Ebna Rahaman

Topic: Genotypic responses of sweet potato to water and nutrient managements in saline fields
Country of operation: Bangladesh
Nationality: Indian

Aule, Alex Eeman

Humboldt University Berlin and Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Dagmar Mithoefer and Prof. Dr. Gudrun Keding/ The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Irmgard Jordan

Topic: Agro-ecological Approaches for fruit and Vegetable Production Systems: Opportunities and Boundaries in Turkana County, Kenya
Country of operation: Germany
Nationality: Kenyan

Heid, Annabelle Sophie

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Michael Frei/ The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Boaz Waswa, Dr. Michael Kinyua

Topic: Effect of foliar applications of a seaweed-extract on drought resistance of amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) using different cropping systems
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: German

Krishnan Sathyabama, Keerthana Sri

Georg-August-University of Göttingen/ DITSL, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann / ILRI, Dr. Alessandra Galiè

Topic: Pastoral women’s information needs and gaps related to livestock production and marketing: integrating role-
play as a tool to elucidate tacit knowledge
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: Indian

Mathangi, Prem Sagar

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Carlos Robles

Topic: Genotype x Environment interaction on leaf properties and pigment composition in tropical bread wheat
Country of Operation: Mexico
Nationality: Indian
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Geckem Dambo

Gollapudi, Lalitha

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Carlos Robles

Topic: Effect of drought stress conditions on leaf pigment composition in spring wheat
Country of Operation: Mexico
Nationality: Indian
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Geckem Dambo

De Souza Barboza, Igor Felipe

Dresden University of Technology, Dr. Jude Kimengsi / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Bernando Caldas de Oliveira

Topic: The Potential of Artificial Intelligence and its Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Forest Management and Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest: A Decade of Lessons Learned.
Country of Operation: Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian

Ostrower, Lara Leonie

Humboldt University Berlin (ZALF), PD Dr. Stefan Sieber / WorldFish, Dr. Mark Dubois

Topic: Urban-Rural Migration and the Implication on Aquatic Food Systems in Cambodia”
Country of Operation: Cambodia
Nationality: German
In cooperation with PhD scholar Carla Baldivieso

Caldera Montero, José Alfredo

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Carolina Rivera-Amado

Topic: The role of spikes in wheat adaptation to short-term heat waves.
Country of Operation: Germany
Nationality: Mexican
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Geckem Dambo

Ochieng, Reagan Otieno

Humboldt University Berlin, Prof. Dr. Dagmar Mithoefer / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Chris Kettler

Topic: Analyzing Charcoal Value Chains in the Changing Landscape of Turkana, NW Kenya.
Country of operation: Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan

Márquez Olea, Iza Margot

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Carlos Robles

Topic: Root:shoot growth analysis to assess physiological effects on radiation use efficiency in wheat
Country of Operation: Germany
Nationality: Mexican
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Geckem Dambo
Link to Final report

Masser, Chiara

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Dr. Eleonore Heil/ The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Irmgard Jordan

Topic: How food safety perception of consumers and farmers influences dietary behaviors in rural vs. urban regions in Kenya: a mixed-methods study
Country of Operation: Kenya
Nationality: German
Link to Final Report

Bock, Simon

Technical University of Munich, Dr. Philipp Menning / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Alejandra Arce

Topic: From cocoa plantations and degraded soils in the tropics to fruit-rich food forests with agroecology: Cropping system for smallholder
Country of operation: Peru
Nationality: German

Pedinedi Jerald, Jane Cypriyana

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIP, Dr. María Andrade

Topic: The effect of potassium fertilizer on the physiological and morphological response of field-grown sweet potato to salinity stress
Country of Operation: Mozambique
Nationality: Indian
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Johanna Volk
Link to final report

Thankachan, Deena

University of Hohenheim, Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch / CIMMYT, Dr. Francisco Pinto

Topic: Genotype x Environment interaction on leaf properties and pigment composition in tropical bread wheat
Country of Operation: Mexico
Nationality: Indian
In cooperation with PhD Scholar Geckem Dambo
Link to Final Report

Negash Bedada, Tadesse

Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Prof. Dr. Bruno Glaser / ICRAF, Dr. Aster Gebrekirstos

Topic: GC-MS Evaluation of Phytochemical Constituents in Medicinal Plants Selected by Traditional Healers in Dinsho District, Southeatern Ethiopia
Country of Operation: Germany
Nationality: Ethiopian
Link to Final Report

Wanyonyi, Tabitha Nekesa

Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens / The Alliance (Bioversity and CIAT), Dr. Stéphanie Jaquet

Topic: Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics of Ingerated Animal-Plant-Agricultural Ecosystems of Different Land Use Intensities
Country of Operation: Germany
Nationality: Kenyan
Link to Final Report